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Changing the story to promote gender equality together project

In 2017, a research project was undertaken by Maroondah, Knox and Yarra Ranges Councils and Inspiro Community Health Service in partnership with nine local sporting clubs across the three municipalities. The purpose of the project was to identify the practical actions sporting clubs can undertake to promote and normalise gender equality within their clubs, and help change the story of violence against women.

A key outcome of the project was the development of a Gender Equity Audit tool, the production of a short film and an online resource for sporting club committees titled Equality is the Game!

The Gender Audit Tool supports clubs to self-assess their club environment and highlight strengths and opportunities for improvement in relation to gender equality.

Short film: Equality is the Game!

The short film Equality is the Game! highlights the stories of local clubs across a range of codes who have implemented changes to promote gender equality and the benefits they have experienced.


The resources highlight the practical actions clubs can undertake to contribute to the prevention of violence against women by creating safe, equal and respectful environments for all members, particularly women and girls.

Gender Equity Audit Tool for Sporting Clubs  (pdf, 1MB)

Sporting Club Committee Resource  (pdf, 5MB)

Further information

If you're involved in a sporting club that you think could benefit from this initiative please contact Jeanette Ingram, Sports and Recreation Planning and Policy officer on 1300 88 22 33 or 9298 4598.

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